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Thai Select

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472 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10018-5616 (36th - 37th Streets)
34th St-8th Ave (A, C, E) 8th Ave-42nd St (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W)
212-695-9920
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
Description: Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global...
Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global, fresh and fun. Located in the midtown-west area of Manhattan, Thai Select offers healthy, modern Thai cuisine with worldly flare. Although the signature taste remains authentic Thai in flavor, the presentation might be a bit French in aesthetics, a bit Italian in portion and a bit Japanese in simplicity. With dishes like Kee Mao Fettuccini (made with whole wheat pasta) and Fruit Fried Rice (stir-fried with seasonal fruits), Thai Crabcake (encrusted to perfection) and Coconut Puff Martini (jumbo shrimp hand-battered in coconut strips), the kitchen selects only the very best dishes in Thai cuisine and only the freshest of ingredients picked from the farmer's market for our patrons; hence the name, Thai Select.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great dinner!

We had such a nice meal at Thai Select. It was a random pick during our trip to NYC because our feet were very sore and we didn't feel like walking far. This was about 4 blocks from our hotel. It was crowded, which was a good sign. The food was fantastic - we had the chive pancakes and green... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Cyd0nian
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had such a nice meal at Thai Select. It was a random pick during our trip to NYC because our feet were very sore and we didn't feel like walking far. This was about 4 blocks from our hotel. It was crowded, which was a good sign. The food was fantastic - we had the chive pancakes and green... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Had an amazing salmon over steamed baby book choy with a tamarind sauce that was my best dinner in NYC and the cheapest! Also had a great pork with an Asian slaw that was great with friendly service

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant purely by accident - there was nine of us and we had spent a busy day sightseeing. We had neglected to make reservations and walked into Thai Select - they were extremely helpful and quickly pulled tables together to accommodate all of us. Food was fast and fresh and really tasty, we had children with us... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food here was fresh and flavourful and so reasonably priced. the staff were really friendly and attentive. We would definitely go back.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I stumbled across Thai Select on my walk back from the Javitt Center and researched reviews. As usual, my fellow trip advisors steered me in the right direction. This hip Thai eatery serves up authentic Thai cuisine with good portions, great service, and at a reasonable price. The noodle dishes were filling, fresh, and flavorful.

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Towson, Maryland, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You could tell the authenticity of the cooking was noticeable because as soon as you walked in, everyone was speaking Thai. As. A first generation Thai, I kno my Thai food and language. This restaurant was very attentive, their servers were very helpful, and on their toes. Not to mention the food was great. We knew we had to take... More 

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

All our dishes were first rate and absolutely delicious. The service could not have been better, particularly by the young man who previously worked at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok. But all the servers were friendly and very helpful. We've eaten at this restaurant many times in the past and can't wait to return.

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England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this little Thai gem to us. The food was probably the best Thai food I have ever had and it was extremely reasonably priced. Service was great and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Portland, OR
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Based on the name you'd think this place was just another fast and easy Thai food joint. I was surprised in the evening ambiance. It's a nice place for a date or to meet friends. They were having happy hour until 8pm which was 1/2 price any mixed drink, wine & beer. The food was quite good - not super... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We ate here 4 days out of the 7 days we had in NYC. The food here is really good, I would recommend their green and red curry dishes. Staff is really friendly and meticulous and is so affordable. Love this place!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 472 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10018-5616
    (36th - 37th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 34th St-8th Ave (A, C, E) 8th Ave-42nd St (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-695-9920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global, fresh and fun. Located in the midtown-west area of Manhattan, Thai Select offers healthy, modern Thai cuisine with worldly flare. Although the signature taste remains authentic Thai in flavor, the presentation might be a bit French in aesthetics, a bit Italian in portion and a bit Japanese in simplicity. With dishes like Kee Mao Fettuccini (made with whole wheat pasta) and Fruit Fried Rice (stir-fried with seasonal fruits), Thai Crabcake (encrusted to perfection) and Coconut Puff Martini (jumbo shrimp hand-battered in coconut strips), the kitchen selects only the very best dishes in Thai cuisine and only the freshest of ingredients picked from the farmer's market for our patrons; hence the name, Thai Select.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Midtown
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